this is my first post on the forums, so i apolgosie if it seems a little incoherent!
I am a lifetime RC, and, as I am 21, a lifelong partaker in the “Novus Ordo”, but my question is;
Given that it seems imminent that Pope Benedict will make the Tridentine mass acceptable again (sorry for my choice of words, i struggle to phrase what i mean, i dont mean to cause offence to those who belive it to be acceptable, this is not what i mean!) is it possible for a lifetime follower of the new mass to enjoy the tridentine mass, if it is instituted again by the pope?
If i was able to find a church that conducted it, i struggle to see how i could partake, even with a copy of the 1962 missal, as i cannot speak latin! I could see myself immersed in the missal, and not able to interact with the words and actions of the mass going on infront of me, for want of keeping up, if you get me.
Any insight, or experience, would be useful to me, i would like to hear from any RC’s who, like me, are used to the new mass but have crossed to the tridentine, and how they dealt with not knowng latin, how long it takes to pick it up etc, or the old actions of the mass, or from forum members who are old enough to recall when it was the norm, and their feelings. i know this can be a contencious subject, and i dont mean to open a ‘can of worms’, or offend anyone! thankyou.
PS please understand i love the new mass, as i have been brought up with it,and will stick by it until (and after) the tridentine is ever given the green light from his holiness again, i would just like to try the tridentine if it is given the go ahead one day by the holy father, this is all. i guess im asking a theoretical question, about something i may experience in the future. thankyou and God bless!